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to find people that accept help from the cashier to pack their bags lazy??!

88 replies

FlossALump · 08/05/2007 16:47

When they certainly appear to be able bodied? Even when I was out with DS and my hand in a full cast I would always pack my own bags and tell them I could manage. I just don't see why they should have to multitask while I stand there doing diddly squat! Not to mention the fact I may not like how they pack the bags...

Perhaps I am just letting my foul mood get the better of me.

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Hulababy · 08/05/2007 20:15

I sometimes let them start me off if I am still having to unload the trolley. But I prefer to pack myself TBH.

morocco · 08/05/2007 20:16

I ask for help packing all the time and couldn't give a toss if it slows things down or speeds them up for other people - the last thing on my mind at that moment in time is the people behind me in the queue. some of you are just toooooooo english for words. stop it now

SoapOnARope · 08/05/2007 20:26

I always say no or I end up with a plastic bag per two items - I thought we were supposed to saving on plastic bags?

Rachmumoftwo · 08/05/2007 20:39

If I have got the kids with me I always accept help with packing, but if I am alone I decline. Then I am so slow they seem to end up helping me anyway just to get me moving!

pointydog · 08/05/2007 21:26

Just hand them your wad of bags for life, soap

CaptainUnderpants · 08/05/2007 22:04

If they made conveyor belts a bit longer so we are able to get all the shopping on before they whizz them through the scanner then fair enough, but you have half unloaded your trolley when they start scanning - there is a build up of shopping at both ends - stuff you paid for and stuff you are waiting to unload.

I accept the offer of help to start me off whilst unloading trolley then take over.

I prefer packing myslef as I've seen some way the assistants pack shoping and its its not done too well to say the least - eggs on botton for eg.

they are not exactly mind boggling multi tasking when they a computer adds it all up from them , not like the good old days when they rang it up on a till ( always wanted a Sat job doing that , but scanning has no appeal )

Anyway a quick diversion - do you remeber when Tesco used to advertsie - If ther is more than two people queing at a checkout they would open up another - those days have gone !

CaptainUnderpants · 08/05/2007 22:06

Mummyhill - can I come to your checkout please . I like having a chat to the checkout operator they usually give you more school vouchers aswell .

obimomkanobi · 08/05/2007 22:18

Two solutions:

Internet shopping.

Take your own 'bags for life'.

obimomkanobi · 08/05/2007 22:20

I meant solutions to avoiding checkout hassle, not a solution to the OP's vent.

I am not in control of myself, I have had some coca-cola and am high on sugary goodness.

Busybean · 08/05/2007 22:28

See, i cant let anyone help pack, my shopping goes on the belt in some sort of order ie tins/jars, bakery/crips/biscuits, fridge stuff, frozen stuff, toiletries/cleaning products, fruit and veg etc, hate their packing as alot of people at the till dont know how to pack properly and it would piss me right off if they packed and i got home and found the toilet fresh had leaked over the crusty rolls! iyswim

ChasingSquirrels · 08/05/2007 22:31

in our tescos if you say yes (which i did occasionally when ds2 was small and in the sling, but I like to do it myself so stuff that goes together when I get home gets put in the same bags together) then someone almost magically appears to do it for you. They certainly don't multitask!

Springadora · 08/05/2007 22:33

Er, don't you like laziness then?

daisy1999 · 08/05/2007 22:34

yes you're unreasonable mind your own bloody business. Why did anyone ever invent this topic!

MeAndMyMonkey · 08/05/2007 22:35

Well you're not really being unreasonable, 'cos yep, it can be kinda lazy... but I admit to accepting help because I am lazy, pure and simple. And what's wrong with being lazy anyway? Let's hear it for being lazy!

divamumplusbump · 08/05/2007 22:45

daisy 1999,
good one yes, defo mind your own business.
i only ask if i not finished loading. i rather pack myself, thnx

Adorabelle · 08/05/2007 22:46

My dh and I visit the States about 3-4 times
a year (his parents live there) & the cashier will always pack your shopping for you.

I once offered to pack my own shopping & the young lad behind the counter looked as if I was an alien

In Britain i'll always pack myown shopping, cos for one I don't want broken eggs & two I will generally have a huge reusable tote bag to put it in.

Twinklemegan · 08/05/2007 22:48

Well, unless your DS is busy falling asleep in the trolley so you have to stand there and cushion his head.

Adorabelle · 08/05/2007 23:00

LOL Twinklemegan!

Refuse to do a big shop with dh cos of his constant moaning & 'Are we not done yet?'

MrsJohnCusack · 08/05/2007 23:14

they pack your bags for you here (NZ) as a matter of course. I always stand there feeling vaguely lazy and strange, getting used to it now though (it is v.convenient).

KerryMum · 08/05/2007 23:16

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hana · 08/05/2007 23:41

I'm always asked if I want help! Sometimes I'm v v grateful and say yes please, but mostly I do myself

eidsvold · 08/05/2007 23:57

as sherbert said - here in Aus they do it for you. As the have the packing bench thing right next to the scanner so no problem.

Last night I had a screaming babe and so not only did they pack, they loaded it into my trolley and a lovely fella came and wheeled trolley out to the car and loaded it for me - fabulous customer service.

And they don't care about reusable bags in fact they are welcomed. I did get strange looks at my reusable bags in the UK - I had some plastic ones for the cold stuff and then lovely cool fabric ones I had sewn.

eidsvold · 08/05/2007 23:58

sorry meant to add - if they do the packing - I can keep unloading the trolley, keep an eye on dd2, do my own chip and pin swiping and load the trolley - then when finished - get cash back (if needed) and docket and off I go.

mm22bys · 09/05/2007 02:27

I think you are being unreasonable, but it does depend on your perspective. Like a pp I come from Oz, where they do all the packing for you.

So I think the people who work in the supermarkets (ie the checkout chicks as we call them) are the lazy ones - they already do the scanning, how much harder is it to put the groceries in a bag rather than put it down on the "ramp" and let the customer pack?

sandcastles · 09/05/2007 02:51

eidsvold...I love the Australian way.

I was a bit put out as to how I should pack my bags when I did my first shop..no belt etc...then when the girl started packing I said "It's OK, I can do that" she lloked at me like I was mad & said "it's all part of the service"....

And the girls at my local Woolworths pack my bags beautifully!

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